Picture gallery

South Africa is mourning Nelson Mandela. The photos on this page give a glimpse of the nation's grief.

More photos on the Government Flickr page.

Hundreds of South Africans from all walks of life gathered to pay their respects with flowers and songs outside former President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton Johannesburg. Photos: GCIS


ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and former Minister Barbara Hogan sign the registry book at the former South African President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg   Reverend Mpumlwana holding a short prayer for hundreds of mourners from around the country who gathered outside Former President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg




Mandla Mandela receiving Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile and Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuysen accompanied by individuals from sporting codes at Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton   Orlando Pirates Chairman Ivan Khoza and Thandile Babalwa Sunduza laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton

Hundreds of people descended on the iconic Mandela Capture Site outside Howick to pay their tributes and to lay flowers at the memorial. former President Mandela was arrested at the site in 1962. Photo: Reinhardt Hartzenberg


Signing the books of condolences

SANDF members in North West Condolences

Chairperson of the African Union Commission and former South African Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma signed the book of condolences at the South African Embassy and at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma signs the condolences book at the AU headquarters   Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma signing the book of condolences at the SA embassy

South African Parliament honours Nelson Mandela, 9 Dec 2013

Flowers at Parliament in Cape Town Children sing songs in celebration of former President Nelson Mandela at Parliament

Parliament mourns Madiba  Parliament mourns Madiba  Parliament mourns Madiba

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Photos: State funeral

Photos: Transport of former President Mandela's remains to Eastern Cape

Photos: Preparations for funeral

Photos of the memorial service

Photos of the lying-in-state

Nelson Mandela: A photographic tribute